This course provides an introduction to secondary education. Topics include an overview of the development of pre-adolescent and adolescent learners including; legal rights and responsibilities of educators; organizational patterns and philosophy for middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools; societal issues and their impact on secondary schools; contemporary educational philosophies, codes of conduct, and current educational reform movements at the secondary level. The course exposes students to theoretical and practical frameworks for secondary school teaching, examine factors that influence learning, engage students in the development and presentation of lessons and learning experiences as well as evaluative means for measuring student understanding. Students begin to develop a personal philosophy of education and spend time observing and assisting in secondary classrooms as part of their early field experience.
Prerequisites & Notes Required of all Secondary Education Majors. Students continuing in an education certification program will be expected to take the Test for Core Academic Skills exam before the completion of this course. *Twenty-five hours of field experience are required. This course is cross listed with ED 102.